2017 Awards Circuit In Line Series: 25 Actresses for an Oscar Nomination

Welcome to the official 2017 AWARDS CIRCUIT IN LINE SERIES! The Academy Awards get tons of flack for not rewarding actors and actresses in the prime of their careers. It often boils down to poor timing, but sometimes the Academy’s choices are downright baffling. Here at Awards Circuit, we will begin an annual tradition called […]

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WATCH: New Trailer for Illumination Entertainment’s ‘Sing’

llumination Entertainment has released the latest trailer to their upcoming animated musical film, “Sing.” Garth Jennings (“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”) directed the film, which boasts a stacked cast. Stars such as Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Jennifer Saunders, Peter Serafinowicz, Leslie Jones, Jay Pharoah, Nick […]

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WATCH: New Official Trailer for ‘Sing’ with Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon

  Illumination Entertainment, the folks who created “Despicable Me” and “Minions,” have released the latest trailer to their upcoming animated musical film, “Sing.” The film, which boasts a very impressive cast, is directed by Garth Jennings (“Son of Rambow,” “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”). Stars such as Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day: Around the World with 50 Great Actresses

Despite what Hollywood may have you believe, actresses have been an integral part of the film industry since the earliest days of the medium. Indeed, many film lovers can trace their cinephilia back to the first time they saw actresses like Mary Pickford, Sophia Loren and Meryl Streep grace the screen. And today, that tradition […]

Film Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron (★★½)

Full disclosure: I’m not an avid superfan of the Marvel universe.  This shouldn’t disqualify me from talking about the newest mega film “Avengers: Age of Ultron” but it’s worth noting.  Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and some other new cast of characters make up Joss Whedon‘s poem to superhero fans everywhere.  There’s nothing that […]

Interview: ‘Under The Skin’s Sound Designer Johnnie Burn On Creating Sounds You’ve Never Heard Before

A longtime collaborator with director Jonathan Glazer, sound designer Johnnie Burn has earned critical acclaim for his work on Under The Skin. Often singled out by critics, last year he was nominated for Best Technical Achievement at the British Independent Film Awards. Burn was also on the team for creating the sound effects for Skype […]

For Your Consideration: ‘Under the Skin’ Sound, Jenny Slate’s Work, ‘Life Itself’ in Picture

CIRCUIT CONSIDERATION: It’s that time of the year again.  The studios are about to kick off Phase 1.  In lots of ways, the more money you have, the more likely you are to capture Oscar’s attention.  Smaller, independent companies can’t compete with the mammoths of the studio circuit.  Just a few years ago, Ann Dowd […]